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Capra Garrison

Capra Garrison, Registered Nurse, has more than 33 years of experience in infusion therapy and the instruction of licensed nurses in infusion therapy continuing education. Her experience comes from multiple infusion settings: acute care, ambulatory infusion centers, home infusion, long term care continuing education provider, and long term care pharmacy quality assurance consultant.

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Class Accreditation

All states recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours. This course is accredited by the following boards:

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467.
North Dakota, South Carolina, and West Virginia Boards of Nursing through CE Broker, CE Provider #: 50-13256.  

Provider approved by the California Department of Public Health, Nurse Aide Certification (NAC) #7046.  This document must be retained by the certified nurse assistant for a period of four years after the course completion. Provider approved by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing Assistive Personnel, Florida Board of Nursing-Certified Nursing Assistants; CE Broker CE Provider #: 50-13256.   

Provider approved by the Florida Council of Licensed Midwifery, CE Broker CE Provider #: 50-13256.
Provider approved by the Florida Board of Respiratory Care, CE Broker CE Provider #: 50-13256. 

Stress 101

Contact Hours: 1
Cost: $12.00

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Stress 101
For a complete list of accreditations for this course, please see the accreditation information box below the author’s bio.  All states recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours.

An online continuing education course for nurses, medical health care professionals, and other interested individuals.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 90% of all physician visits are stress related. It is important for health professionals to understand the dynamics of stress, how stress contributes to illness and what to do to change stress habits. In this course, healthcare professionals will be able to identify how the stress response works, the different kinds of stress and many strategies for releasing stress quickly and also handling chronic stress and specifically stress in the workplace. The outcome of this class is that the student will have more awareness and skill in identifying, understanding and handling all kinds of stressors more effectively for self and for patients/clients.


Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
  1. Define in one word the basic nature of stress.
  2. Name two kinds of stress.
  3. List three stages of the stress response.
  4. List three basic (primitive) responses to stress.
  5. Identify how chronic stress contributes to chronic illness.
  6. State the one cause for all stress.
  7. List at least three actions to reduce stress quickly.
  8. Identify at least one strategy to break the chronic stress cycle.
  9. Identify at least two ways stress impacts work performance.


Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Definition of stress
  • Kinds of stress
Chapter 2: The Stress Response
  • Three basic responses to stress
  • Purpose of the stress response
  • Three stages of the stress response
  • Primary hormones activated in the stress response
Chapter 3: Stress Symptoms
  • Positive effect of stress
  • Physical symptoms of stress
  • Emotional and mental symptoms of stress
  • Chronic effects of stress on health
Chapter 4: Cause for Distress
  • The one cause for all stress
  • Categories of stressors
  • Time Stressors
  • Natural Stressors
  • Holmes and Rahe Scale
  • People Stressors
  • Money Stressors
Chapter 5: Dealing Effectively with Stress (Photo 12-Stress-Pencil)
  • Stress Reduction Strategies for
    • Body
    • Mind
    • Emotions
    • Spirit
    • Relationships
    • Chronic Stress
Chapter 6: How to Break the Chronic Stress Cycle
  • 3 Steps to breaking the cycle of chronic stress
Chapter 7: Strategies for Handling Work
  • Stress
  • Causes for work stress
  • Strategies for handling work stress
  • Thoughts
  • Feelings
  • Choices